Used Coravin. Everything I love about turley Syrah. Bold Spicy dark fruit — 20 days ago
Intensely fruity and quite spicy. Drank over a week from Coravin. Needed an hour or so in the glass to be approachable. — a month ago
Pnp, respectively Coravin & pour. 1 large glass filled well ("Zalto Burgundy") and I left it breathe for about 1-2 hours.
I am reminded with every sip, why i love this MGA so much. The 1998 "Vigna Rionda" doesn't show a single sign of being almost 20 years old, instead I find in it a beguiling freshness, a pure & pretty ruby red color (maybe with very slight brick red signs) and a load of silky noble tannins. The nose is very terroir-typical and after drinking many many La Morra Baroli lately, it feels like an explosion of its own kind - in the nose and palate. Serralunga!
This - to me - is "Vigna Rionda" of Serralunga d'Alba in a very pretty expression: fine licorice with hints of cola, graphite, fruitcake, sweet exotic spices, cuban tobacco, fig jam. The more air it gets in the big "Zalto Burgundy" glass, the more flavors unfold. The tannins are well integrated, they feel warm and kinda "linger" in the back. I am really impressed, especially as 1998 is not the greatest vintage of the 90s.
Compared with a 2000 mag last year, this 1998 showed much fresher and felt younger. Blind, I would have said it's a 2001 perhaps — a month ago
A powerful Pinot, still too young (Coravin BTG) — a month ago